Bradley Young (University of Ottawa)


Current Activity

I work on understanding the social psychological conditions that facilitate healthy aging through physical activity. I am especially interested in what motivates aging individuals to do physical activity, and the benefits they draw from such activity. I also examine how aging individuals attribute their lapses or failures to do physical activity to age-related reasons. I examine adult learning principles involved in the effective instruction and coaching of sport and physical activity participants, which has implications for leadership policy and training of personnel.

Areas of Interest

  • Healthy aging
  • Ageism
  • Aging and physical activity

Approaches to Innovation

  • Policy development
  • Quality improvement
  • Community development
  • Knowledge translation and exchange
  • Program planning
  • Resource and tool development


  • LIFE Institute, University of Ottawa